University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and Studio Schools

UTCs are set up by universities and employers. They specialise in one or two technical subjects and take pupils aged 14-19. Students can also join in Year 10 and in Year 12 for a curriculum that will generally offer a greater range of vocational qualifications than a traditional sixth form but may also offer A levels.

The curriculum is often designed in partnership with employers who will then come into the UTC to run projects or provide work experience for students. Students may progress on to apprenticeships with these employers but many go onto university to study a range of related degrees.

The two nearest UTCs to Hackney are:

For more information, view our full list of UTCs and Studio Schools within London and surrounding areas.


14-19 Education Office

020 8820 7162 (Monday to Thursday, term time only)

Careers and progression advice for 16-19 year olds

07769 648664 or 020 8356 7866
This page was last modified on: 15 Jan 2024